An OAP

Today I officially become an OAP, finally reaching the age to qualify for the state pension.

I reflected on the fact that I am now a good six years older than each of my grandparents, and just six years younger than Dad, at the ages they died. 

Lifestyle and environment improvements should hopefully mean that my lifespan will be much longer than theirs.

Still, when I receive my first pension payment next month I shall be celebrating with a glass of something quite unhealthy. Just like today.

Cheers!









31 comments:

  1. It's Penblwydd Hapus from me in Wales!

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    1. I don't think I'll even attempt to say that!
      Many thanks for the felicitations.

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  2. Happy Birthday from one OAP to another. Enjoy!

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  3. Happy Birthday - bonne anniversaire - kronia polla - and all that stuff. If that is a today photo of you, you look like a well preserved teenager! Long may that last. xxx Mr T

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    1. Ha, ha... it's wonderful what a blurry photo can hide!
      Thank you Mr T , and F of course xxx

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  4. And many many more of those birthdays. Outlive em all!

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  5. You look so young in that photo JayCee! Surely you cannot be a pensioner. I may have to snitch on you to HMRC. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    1. Thank you Mr Pudding. I was certainly young in the two photos on the right... more than 60 years ago!

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  6. Happy Birthday, JayCee! You are very young looking - I would never guess you are old enough for an OAP (I had to google that!)
    Hope your year is filled with good health and fun adventures!

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    1. I would be very happy with the good health! Thanks Ellen x

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  7. You wear it well! Congratulations!

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    1. Hmm.. a bit baggy now though! Thanks, Debby

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  8. Happy Birthday Welcome to the club!

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  9. Next week you will receive your complimentary false teeth, walking stick, and book of suggested insults to be aimed at teenagers. Happy Birthday!

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    1. I am looking forward to that. Thanks Cro.

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  10. Happy birthday JayCee and happy new year too.

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    1. Thank you, Yael. A safe and healthy Happy New Year to you.

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  11. From one Capricorn to another - Happy Birthday, and welcome to the Pensioners club!
    Even my dog is a Capricorn!

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    1. If it is a Capricorn, it is not a dog, it's a bloody goat!

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    2. Capricorns are obviously the best.

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  12. Happy, happy birthday JayCee ...... wishing you a wonderful day. You look brilliant and are wearing very, very well. Keep doing what you are doing ....... alcohol being a major part of ones beauty routine !!!! XXXX

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    1. Thank you Jackie, you are always so very kind!
      I think the alcohol must have some sort of preserving effect!
      XXXX

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  13. Congratulations, you look so pretty

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    1. Oh, well thank you Debbie. That is very kind of you.

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